A new $5 million grant program could help Pennsylvania students in specialized training who aren’t already eligible for higher education grants from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency.
The program is called the Pennsylvania Targeted Industry Program (PA-TIP). PA-TIP will be funded by PHEAA’s business income.
Programs in agricultural business and management, communications systems installation and repair, dairy science, diesel mechanics technician, electrician, metal fabricator, machine tool technology and solar energy technology are just a few examples of more than 70 programs of study that are eligible for financial assistance under PA-TIP.
The grant is available in an amount up to $4,348 or 75 percent of the student’s allowable cost, whichever is less.
One requirement is that courses are more than 10 weeks and less than two academic years. Another is that the student cannot be eligible for state grants.
PA-TIP benefits Pennsylvania students enrolled in courses of study in the energy, advanced materials and diversified manufacturing, and agriculture, and food production fields.
If you are interested in receiving an award, you must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is used to determine need,
Awards will be provided to qualified students on a first come, first served basis until all program funding has been exhausted.